Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

24 Mar 2014

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of ‘goo’ trapped between tiny crystals, lubricating and allowing movement. It is this flexibility that stops bones from shattering.

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Dr Robin Hesketh signing copies of his book in Peterborough

Twists in a tale

16 Jul 2012

Inside every scientist is a writer struggling to get out – or is there? Dr Robin Hesketh, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, describes the trials, tribulations and unexpected treats that accompanied the writing of his book Betrayed by Nature.

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